WELCOME TO KIRKWOOD UCC

Kirkwood United Church of Christ is called by God to be an open, diverse and caring community of Jesus’ disciples. In following Christ’s commandment to love one another, we welcome all who wish to share in the fellowship, membership, leadership, worship, ministry, sacraments, rites, responsibilities and blessings of our faith community. As we affirm that every person is a child of God, no one is excluded, regardless of race, ethnic or socio-economic background, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental ability, nationality, or faith background. We are an Open and Affirming congregation. All are welcome here!

 About Sunday Services at KUCC

outlined MAPLocation:  Our address is 1603 Dougherty Ferry Rd, Kirkwood,  63122.  We are at the corner of Dougherty Ferry and Lindemann. Parking is available in the lot behind the church and on Dougherty Ferry Road. Handicap parking is in the parking lot on the west side of the church.

Time: Worship is at 9:30 a.m. on Sundays. Hearing assistive devices are available.

Childcare is provided for babies through 3-year-olds in our nursery.

Children’s classes meet during worship, after the children’s message. Adult classes follow the service, with childcare provided. For more information on programs for children and youth, see our Youth Programs page.

Information for Visitors.

Meet our pastor.

 

 

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Cheesecake~Panera Bread for a year~4 tickets to The Magic House~A Stained Glass Window~A Wine Tasting Party~A hand-forged cross~Two Cardinals tickets~ Schlafly Brewery Tour & Tasting~4 meals from Raising Cane’s~Mosquito Treatment~Garden Gift Certificate~3 Massage sessions~4 brunches at First Watch . . . .

These are some of the gifts that have been donated and will be sold in a Facebook online auction to benefit God’s Helping Hand outreach ministry in North St. Louis. Bidding will begin on Sunday, August 28, and close on Sunday, September 11, at 1:00 pm. JOIN THE FUN!!!! For additional details, see our Current Projects page.

 

Welcome Home, Guatemala Partnership Team!

Guatemala Team

The team of nine that visited our mission partner CEDEPCA in Guatemala is sharing news of this meaningful relationship.  They began with a report during Adult Ed on July 31, but more information will follow as we plan for ways to further the growth that this effort has made possible. We look forward to welcoming visitors from the CEDEPCA staff as they come to visit and learn in our community.  Take a closer look on our WALKING WITH GUATEMALA page.

 

Logos Begins 21st Year on Sept. 15!

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This mid-week ministry is for children and youth in grades 1–8 to give them a place where they can come together and safely explore their faith. LOGOS happens every Thursday evening at KUCC from 4:30 to 7pm. It begins September 15 and continues through the beginning of March. Each evening consists of four main parts: Worship Skills, Recreation, Family Time (dinner) and Bible Study –plus a lot of fun. Registration forms are in the KUCC August newsletter. Hope you can join us and bring a friend!

We can always use more adults and teens as volunteers for LOGOS. From playing games, to leading a Bible lesson, to washing dishes–there’s a way for everyone to get involved. Even if you can’t be on hand Thursday evenings, you can help behind the scenes. If you’re interested in learning more about how you can be a part of this wonderful ministry, please contact Deb Humphrey: debhumphrey@sbcglobal.net

 

Outreach: St. Philip’s VBS Equips Kids with Backpacks

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Thanks to all who donated school supplies and backpacks for the participants in the Vacation Bible School held at St. Philip’s Church on June 26-29.  More than thirty children enjoyed the program organized around the theme of service.  Fifty backpacks were given to get youngsters ready to start school.  God’s Helping Hand outreach program is looking for ways to repeat this success and reach even more children in need.

Book Sales Off to a Great Start

Used book saleThanks to all who contributed books and baked goods for our August 6 sale.  Proceeds more than tripled expectations for our first effort!   Keep weeding out books you no longer need and bring them to church in preparation for our next sale.  You can leave books in the basement or to the right of the entrance to the office.  All donations gladly accepted!

 

Upcoming Events

 ADULT EDUCATION

 Combating Human Trafficking 101–Aug. 28, Sept.11, 18–10:45 am

KUCC is pleased to welcome Amanda Mohl (niece of our member Mary Mohl) as our presenter and discussion leader as we strive to understand the international issue of human trafficking in a 3-part series which will run from Aug. 28-Sept. 11.  Come and learn how this problem touches lives around the world and right here in St. Louis. Class will be in the KUCC theater.

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Out of the Darkness–Sept. 18–6:30 pm

KUCC member Shane Bowen will lead a discussion of his book Out of Darkness.  Take advantage of this unique opportunity to compare insights with a novel’s author.  See our Adult Ed page for details and information about how to obtain a copy.